BNP "too racist" for black vicar

Reverend James Gitau

Reverend James Gitau

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A black reverend who defected from the BNP because it was “too racist” is standing in the general election as a Christian Party candidate for the Croydon Central seat.

Reverend James Gitau, 63 from West Croydon, joined the BNP and went on the campaign trail on April 10 with Nick Griffin in Barking and Dagenham, the constituency where he is standing.

The Kenyan, who moved to Britain in 1997, said: “I actually decided to join them when they opened up for all races. I campaigned for them to open up to other races.

“I asked them to give me one of the constituency seats in Croydon and they refused so I decided to leave. I also realised then that they were too racist.”

Rev Gitau will be standing against BNP candidate Cliff Le May in Croydon Central who has come under fire for his racist views.

He wrote to London Mayor Boris Johnson asking him to “stop ruining our community by stuffing New Addington with violent immigrants who have no right to live among decent civilised white people” and called Gavin Barwell a traitor to his “race and nation” for the Conservative’s immigration policy.

Rev Gitau, who is affiliated to the United Holy Church of America, said he was approached by the Christian Party on April 17 who encouraged him to leave the BNP and join their party.

However, he said he still gave advice to BNP leader Nick Griffin.

He said: “I am giving him advice and telling him that racism is not the way forward.”

Mr Gitau said he told Nick Griffin there should be immigration controls but “genuine immigrants” should be allowed into the country.

Rev Gitau said one of the reasons he campaigned to join the BNP was because it was “the only party that boldly speaks against sodomy in public”.

However, he hastened to add, he was not homophobic.

He said: “I preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and he preaches against homosexuality. I don’t hate homosexuals, I love them. They are my friends, they are human beings. We should love them but teach them to be better people.”

Rev Gitau said he wanted homosexuals in Croydon to vote for him “because we are all sinners”.

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1:46pm Wed 28 Apr 10

NastyMrTom says...

'I also realised then that they were too racist' .... a little bit obviously being okay with Rev. Gitau
'I also realised then that they were too racist' .... a little bit obviously being okay with Rev. Gitau NastyMrTom
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2:12pm Wed 28 Apr 10

Comment Sense says...

What an apparently deluded, hypocritical and sad individual.

As a gay man, I see he's going to love me and teach me to be a better person. Frankly, I don't need his kind of "better" thanks.
What an apparently deluded, hypocritical and sad individual. As a gay man, I see he's going to love me and teach me to be a better person. Frankly, I don't need his kind of "better" thanks. Comment Sense
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10:34pm Wed 28 Apr 10

norman blue bottle says...

The BNP have had a lucky escape with this man. He calls himself reverend but he's a merely bedroom policeman and a bigoted one at that.

Does the good reverend really believe that homosexuality is a lifestyle choice and that gay people enjoy being abused by homophobes like him in the name of God? That attitude might go down well in Kenya but not here where having an unnaturally purient interest in other peoples lives is bad manners.

There's nothing in the ten commandments about sodomy. God wasn't bothered about it and yet so many lesser mortals seem to spend all their time endlessly fretting about it. How strange.
The BNP have had a lucky escape with this man. He calls himself reverend but he's a merely bedroom policeman and a bigoted one at that. Does the good reverend really believe that homosexuality is a lifestyle choice and that gay people enjoy being abused by homophobes like him in the name of God? That attitude might go down well in Kenya but not here where having an unnaturally purient interest in other peoples lives is bad manners. There's nothing in the ten commandments about sodomy. God wasn't bothered about it and yet so many lesser mortals seem to spend all their time endlessly fretting about it. How strange. norman blue bottle
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1:40am Thu 29 Apr 10

Sweepster says...

He sounds like a complete and utter fruitloop.

Where's the monster raving looney party?
He sounds like a complete and utter fruitloop. Where's the monster raving looney party? Sweepster
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9:29am Thu 29 Apr 10

Eddyrushton says...

I do wonder about the BNP accepting this man as a member, he's done them a favour by leaving.
I do wonder about the BNP accepting this man as a member, he's done them a favour by leaving. Eddyrushton
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10:07am Thu 29 Apr 10

jolly scoffer says...

Very boring story is it not ? a jumped-up pie 'n' liquor with a problem... yawn!!
Very boring story is it not ? a jumped-up pie 'n' liquor with a problem... yawn!! jolly scoffer
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11:37pm Thu 29 Apr 10

NoMoreTurkishDelight says...

norman blue bottle wrote:
The BNP have had a lucky escape with this man. He calls himself reverend but he's a merely bedroom policeman and a bigoted one at that.

Does the good reverend really believe that homosexuality is a lifestyle choice and that gay people enjoy being abused by homophobes like him in the name of God? That attitude might go down well in Kenya but not here where having an unnaturally purient interest in other peoples lives is bad manners.

There's nothing in the ten commandments about sodomy. God wasn't bothered about it and yet so many lesser mortals seem to spend all their time endlessly fretting about it. How strange.
There's nothing in the ten commandments about sodomy. God wasn't bothered about it and yet so many lesser mortals seem to spend all their time endlessly fretting about it. How strange.

>>This suggests that Normal Blue Bottle hopes for the debate to focus around what the bible does and does not say. Great, let's play on this turf--it's where the debate ought to be had anyway, instead of fuzzy, uncertain notions of what sexual practice is most or less popular according to human whims.

Norman: What else is God not "bothered" by? How did you arrive at that conclusion? Because of what you read as a matter of revelation, or just a belief you created out of thin air? You hate people who oppose homosexuality, but step up and give a coherent moral and broadly binding framework for why any sexuality--from heterosexuality, to homosexuality, to ****, to pedophilia, to necrophilia, to whatever--should or should not "bother" God?

Honestly, this is a key reason I find George Hargreaves and the Christian Party so fascinating. Not that I agree with everything they're doing, but you just have to admire people who bravely get up and actually say something is morally right and wrong. Hate them if you want, but at least they ground their beliefs in something more permanent than some whimsical subject notion of what should/not be morally acceptable.
[quote][p][bold]norman blue bottle[/bold] wrote: The BNP have had a lucky escape with this man. He calls himself reverend but he's a merely bedroom policeman and a bigoted one at that. Does the good reverend really believe that homosexuality is a lifestyle choice and that gay people enjoy being abused by homophobes like him in the name of God? That attitude might go down well in Kenya but not here where having an unnaturally purient interest in other peoples lives is bad manners. There's nothing in the ten commandments about sodomy. God wasn't bothered about it and yet so many lesser mortals seem to spend all their time endlessly fretting about it. How strange.[/p][/quote]There's nothing in the ten commandments about sodomy. God wasn't bothered about it and yet so many lesser mortals seem to spend all their time endlessly fretting about it. How strange. >>This suggests that Normal Blue Bottle hopes for the debate to focus around what the bible does and does not say. Great, let's play on this turf--it's where the debate ought to be had anyway, instead of fuzzy, uncertain notions of what sexual practice is most or less popular according to human whims. Norman: What else is God not "bothered" by? How did you arrive at that conclusion? Because of what you read as a matter of revelation, or just a belief you created out of thin air? You hate people who oppose homosexuality, but step up and give a coherent moral and broadly binding framework for why any sexuality--from heterosexuality, to homosexuality, to ****, to pedophilia, to necrophilia, to whatever--should or should not "bother" God? Honestly, this is a key reason I find George Hargreaves and the Christian Party so fascinating. Not that I agree with everything they're doing, but you just have to admire people who bravely get up and actually say something is morally right and wrong. Hate them if you want, but at least they ground their beliefs in something more permanent than some whimsical subject notion of what should/not be morally acceptable. NoMoreTurkishDelight
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12:22am Sun 2 May 10

norman blue bottle says...

"You just have to admire people who bravely get up and actually say something is morally right and wrong."

I just did and you weren't happy Turkish. Nothing whimsy in my beliefs I can assure you.

Bedroom policemen are usually the worst sort of hypocrites, the kind who get caught with prostitutes or with their trousers down in public toilets.
"You just have to admire people who bravely get up and actually say something is morally right and wrong." I just did and you weren't happy Turkish. Nothing whimsy in my beliefs I can assure you. Bedroom policemen are usually the worst sort of hypocrites, the kind who get caught with prostitutes or with their trousers down in public toilets. norman blue bottle
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11:23am Sun 2 May 10

phillip gustov says...

Why doesn't he sort out the political & religous troubles in Kenya? Is he on FaceBook so i can slap him!!!!!!
Why doesn't he sort out the political & religous troubles in Kenya? Is he on FaceBook so i can slap him!!!!!! phillip gustov
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